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New York Mets vs Minnesota Twins Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Saturday as the Twins take on the Mets at Target Field in a key battle on the odds menu.
Matt Harvey, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Twins trot Scott Diamond to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Twins as -105 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Twins) and the No. 15 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 12 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 7.5 hits per game, less than the Mets have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).
Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 8-rated defense.
New York was a 16-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -106 favorites, while the total score of 21 made winners of OVER bettors. New York ran up the score in their last game on Friday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 16-5 victory against Minnesota.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Mets at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Minnesota
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Minnesota is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets at Minnesota, Sunday, April 14